The Total Player 2018 is kicking off with the former Spanish national player and current head coach David Martín. Coach Martín will be the first juror to reveal his choices for the Men’s Total Player Award!
Martin’s career is strongly linked to CN Barceloneta, where he won eight League titles and eight Cup wins, on top of which he landed seven Super Cups. As a player, he also achieved outstanding results at two Olympic Games — Namely, Beijing (5th place) and London (6th place).
Apart from playing for Barceloneta, Martín coached his ex-team until he became the Spanish national coach in 2017. In the past season, he was able to achieve an outstanding silver medal with the Spanish national team at the 2018 European Championships in Barcelona He returns to our expert jury after participating in last year’s Total Player 2017.
Coach Martín’s Total 5 of 2018
1st – Felipe Perrone
Spanish National Player | Club: Barceloneta | Position: Field Player
“One of the most intelligent players in the world. With him, Barceloneta and Spain won medals in the Champions League and European Championship in Barcelona.”
2nd – Dušan Mandić
Serbian National Player | Club: Pro Recco | Position: Wing
“The best lefty of the season. Silver in the Champions League and the gold medal in Barcelona with very important goals for his teams.”
3rd – Aleksandar Ivović
Montenegrin National Player | Club: Pro Recco | Position: Driver
“Great season for him. A leader in both his teams, Recco and Montenegro. Great performance in all games this summer and the gold medal at the World League Superfinal.”
4th – Daniel Lopez Pinedo
Spanish National Player | Club: Barceloneta | Position: Goalkeeper
“The best goalkeeper of the season. Great performance with Barceloneta and the best goalkeeper in Barcelona 2018.”
5th – Ioannis Fountoulis
Greek National Player | Club: Olympiacos Piraeus | Position: Centre forward, Wing
“One of the best shooters of the season. With him, Olympiacos won the Champions league.”